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# Shell

This year
John Gibbons: Shell made record profits as the planet burns - welcome to the toxic oil industry
The environmental campaigner questions how a global fossil fuel giant can record its highest profits ever in the shadow of a climate crisis.
# Big rigs
Shell profits double to €38 billion in 2022, the highest in the company's 115-year history
The figure was more than double the amount in 2021.
Last year
# gas and oil
Shell ‘sorry’ for buying Russian oil last week
The company said it would withdraw from its involvement in Russian gas and oil.
All time
# extinction rebellion
Nearly 300 arrests in London climate change protests
Thousands of people joined the protests across the city.
# Corrib
Shell fined €1k and ordered to pay €15k in legal costs over gas flaring
The prosecution was brought by the Environmental Protection Agency following complaints from locals.
# flaring
Shell is being prosecuted over emissions at Corrib gas refinery
The EPA confirmed to that a summons was issued last week over a flaring incident at the gas refinery
# Shell to Sea
First gas flows from Shell terminal as protest group calls action 'disgraceful'
Shell and the Irish Offshore Operators’ Association welcomed the news.
# Offshore gas
Final go-ahead given for Corrib gas line to operate
Minister Alex White gave the confirmation today.
# Shell SIPTU strike
Security guards at the Shell gas terminal in Mayo went on strike today
Siptu organisers said that the industrial action is due to Senaca terminating employees’ contracts and reducing working hours at the terminal.
# Shell
Gas from Corrib will be in Irish homes by mid-2015
The controversial pipeline will meet almost half of the country’s gas needs in 2015 and 2016.
# Corrib
Shell's Mayo gas terminal is rumbling into life with flare tests
Tests at the plant are expected to continue until early next year.
# everything is not awesome
Here's the video that made LEGO kick Shell to the kerb
A Greenpeace campaign has led to the toy giant distancing itself from Shell.
# Prison Break
100 inmates escape high-security Ukrainian jail after shell attack
By this morning, some of them had returned to the facility but 40 of them are still missing.
# shelling out
Fleadh Cheoil organisers to 'respectfully' return Shell funding after public outcry
Organisers say they are returning the funding “in keeping with the ethos” of the Fleadh as “an inclusive, community driven and family focused event”.
# Ceasefire
Hamas agrees to 24-hour humanitarian truce
This followed a statement by Israel that it would resume its raids on Gaza.
# Mayo
GSOC finds "no evidence" of booze deliveries for gardaí at Shell project
It was alleged last year that a company contracted by Shell supplied alcohol to Belmullet Garda Station.
# hysterical screeches
Clare Daly says gardaí at Corrib gas site are the “hired hands" of Shell
The Taoiseach said that it was “professional” protestors who had “caused the trouble”.
# Gardagate
Calls for public inquiry into the policing of Corrib gas project
The group said there is no faith in GSOC as it currently exists.
# The Pipe
'Shell can celebrate all they want, but the fight is by no means over'
The newly constructed tunnel has been mired in controversy as it will house the onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline.
# blow the whistle
Shell to Sea calls for whistleblowers to 'expose malpractice and corruption' at gas project
The call comes after allegations last year from a subcontractor that Shell bribed local residents and gardaí.
# shell suit
Michelin Man-style suit can take humans to 1,000 feet under the sea
Scuba divers can only go to 200ft under because of intense pressure of water.
Column: Ignorance, avoidance, distortion – media coverage of the Corrib gas project has failed
The Irish media has failed to properly report on the local community’s resistance to Shell in Mayo. The reason? Journalism has fewer and fewer resources to filter the truth from the propaganda, Harry Browne writes.
# Corrib
Over €16 million spent on policing protests against Corrib gas pipeline
The figure, not including the salaries of gardaí at the protests in North Mayo, was disclosed by Alan Shatter in the Dáil yesterday.
# tortoise
Tortoise has amputated leg replaced with Lego wheel
Schildi keeps on rollin’.
# Environment
NUIM dedicates book and audio archive to activist 'ahead of his time'
Ken Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian military 18 years ago.
# Corrib
Expert hired by department for Corrib inspection lacked training to access tunnel
Minister Pat Rabbitte said the representative did not require access to the tunnel to complete the task he was sent to do, which was not health and safety related.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.
# Corrib
Garda Ombudsman to investigate Shell 'booze bribes' allegations
Shell said it welcomes the news of an investigation, and that it will co-operate fully.
# Shell
Shell loses licence to operate controversial Mayo gas terminal
The court found that there was a defect in the carrying out of the environmental impact assessment.
# Exploration
Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive
Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.
# Shell to Sea
Eight Shell to Sea protesters due in court over public order offences
Spokespeople Maura Harrington and Terence Conway, who said the “real criminals” were Shell and numerous gardaí, are among those due to appear.
# Mayo
Man killed in industrial accident at Corrib gas tunnel
The deceased is a German national in his 20s.
# Shell
Allegations of Shell booze bribes for gardaí 'raise serious concerns'
A company that worked for shell until 2010 claims it delivered a large amount of alcohol to gardaí in Belmullet in December 2007.
# Corrib Gas Pipeline
'Sinkholes' on Co Mayo strand pose "no danger" to public, council insists
Locals and campaigners from “Shell to Sea” erected homemade signs at Sruwaddacon Bay at the weekend to warn walkers of the phenomenon.
# Shell to Sea
UN special rapporteur calls for full investigation of Corrib human rights issues
The report refers to evidence of “a pattern of intimidation, harassment, surveillance and criminalisation” of those peacefully opposing the gas project.
# Shell to Sea
UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters
Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.
# Sandy
Shell confirms superstorm Sandy triggers oil spill
Company doesn’t specify amount of oil spilled but says it is located off New York City.
# Branding
GALLERY: 20 company logos from before they were famous
Some of the brands we think are slick now? Well, they used to be… a lot less slick.
# Mayo
Shell lorry stuck at Co Mayo crossroads
Mayo County Council is working with contractors to create an emergency road widening at the crossroads.